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Council to tar 8 km stretch
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Council to tar 8 km stretch

July 29th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
EENHANA Eenhana Town Council plans to tar an 8 km stretch of road in town while roads in the informal settlement will also be upgraded to gravel, officials confirmed this week. This will be done primarily to ease access of motorists to the sandy areas... Read more

Construction of Expo centre in progress

July 29th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Eenhana The Eenhana Town Council is making good progress on building its own expo facility to the tune of N$70 million. The first phase, which includes fencing off the area, has already been completed. The second phase, which involves the construction of two exhibition halls,... Read more
About 20,000 people expected at Eenhana Expo
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About 20,000 people expected at Eenhana Expo

July 29th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Eenhana The 2015 Eenhana Trade and Business Expo is expected to attract no less than 20,000 visitors this year – compared to 18,000 last year. Running for the eighth consecutive year since its inception in 2008, the expo has grown in terms of the number... Read more

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

July 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: What is the role of the National Council, since it seems like they only rubberstamp what the National Assembly has decided? Response: The National Council reviews Bills passed by the National Assembly. The National Council may approve the Bill as it is, or recommend... Read more
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
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MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

July 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: The Katutura messenger of court is his own boss and his superiors seem to fear him. Maintenance money and other things to be delivered and collected by him are always late. Ministry of Justice, please help us! Response: The Ministry of Justice appreciates the... Read more
My conscience is clear, says Namases
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My conscience is clear, says Namases

July 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Former MD of Air Namibia Theo Namases discusses with New Era’s Managing Editor, Toivo Ndjebela, her protracted suspension and the mooted attempts to reinstate her. How did your suspension by the Air Namibia board come about last year? The reasons given for my suspension were... Read more
A deep yearning for decent housing
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A deep yearning for decent housing

July 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek It is past eleven o’ clock on a Wednesday morning and 29-year-old Helena Elago is having her breakfast. Seated on a green plastic chair just outside her box-sized shack in the Thlabanelo informal settlement in Goreangab, Elago helps herself to tomato-sauced rice and a... Read more
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
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Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

July 21st, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Who qualifies for the Livestock Marketing Incentive Scheme and how much is it per livestock unit? Response: Farmers, who marketed livestock from March 1, 2015, may qualify for a livestock marketing incentive of N$400 per Large Livestock Unit (cattle) for a maximum of 200... Read more
Her own suffering made her embrace abandoned children
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Her own suffering made her embrace abandoned children

July 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Frieda Nambuli’s memory of her early childhood is of misery and homelessness. Memories that drove her to open a shelter for homeless and abandoned children, where children would be given care, love and affection. Today the shelter, Children Life Change Centre, is... Read more
Main post-2015 issues under discussion in Addis Ababa
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Main post-2015 issues under discussion in Addis Ababa

July 15th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are set to expire in December this year with a mixture of success and shortcomings especially in income equality, gender balance and poverty eradication. Hence, leaders the world over have taken upon themselves the grail to have... Read more

Namibian Correctional Service

July 14th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: Can the Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) consider ordinary drivers for promotion, not only those driving high-ranking officials? No Namibian must be left out and remember your song: equal opportunities for all. Response: Promotion in the NCS... Read more
National Assembly  and National Council
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National Assembly and National Council

July 14th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Query: What are public hearings and are members of the public allowed to participate in such hearings? Response: Public hearings are meetings conducted by parliamentary committees to provide the members of the public with an opportunity to convey their views on draft legislation... Read more